Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Laura Shovan

IMPERFECT II poet Laura Shovan says she has several ways to get back her perspective:
Spending time outside with my two beagle dogs is my favorite way to re-set. Working with my hands helps too: baking bread, knitting, doodling robots.
Laura Shovan is a children’s author, educator, and poet. Her chapbook, Mountain, Log, Salt and Stone, won the Harriss Poetry Prize. Her work appears in journals and anthologies for children and adults. Laura’s middle grade novels include The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, Takedown, and the Sydney Taylor Notable A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools for the Maryland State Arts Council. She teaches at VCFA’s MFA program in writing for children and young adults. You can find her at @laurashovan on Instagram and Twitter.

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